Why Should You Get BOTOX® from an Oral Surgeon?

January 16, 2023

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 9:04 am
Blond woman relaxing while receiving BOTOX® injection

Are you thinking about investing in BOTOX®? This popular cosmetic treatment has the potential to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, allowing you to look years younger. Some people even opt to get preventive BOTOX® in hopes of delaying the development of signs of aging.

Whom should you choose to administer your injections? Many people automatically think that they should visit a general plastic surgeon or a dermatologist. While those types of doctors are very skilled, it could be even more beneficial to visit an oral surgeon. But why should you get BOTOX® from an oral surgeon? This blog provides the answer.

How Does BOTOX® Work?

To understand why an oral surgeon may be the perfect person to administer your BOTOX® injections, you should first understand how the treatment works. It involves the use of a special type of toxin. When it is injected into the facial muscles, it blocks the signals that allow those muscles to contract. As a result, the facial skin takes on a smoother appearance.

When it is properly administered, BOTOX® looks incredibly natural. The “frozen face” problem that many patients fear is actually quite rare when a qualified professional performs the injections. The majority of patients are happy with their results and decide to receive touch-up treatments every few months.

Whom Should You Choose to Provide Your BOTOX®?

Really, the only person you should never choose to provide cosmetic injections is someone without proper medical training.  They may not use genuine BOTOX®, and they may not have adequate knowledge of human facial anatomy to administer the treatment correctly. In a worst-case scenario, they may harm your health or cause you to suffer from serious aesthetic problems.

Of course, there are plenty of trustworthy medical professionals who offer BOTOX®. It is commonly offered by dermatologists, nurse practitioners, plastic surgeons, and even dentists. All such people are likely to do a good job with your treatment. However, oral surgeons have a distinct advantage over them.

The Advantages of Choosing an Oral Surgeon for BOTOX® Injections

An oral surgeon’s expertise is centered on the physiology, skeletal structure, and muscle groups of the face. Their in-depth understanding of facial anatomy allows them to provide BOTOX® injections that are as precise as possible, leading to consistently predictable results. The risk of human error is minimized, so you can commit to treatment with confidence that you are going to love your new look.

BOTOX® could do wonders for your appearance — but only if it is administered by a true expert. An oral surgeon may be the best person to help you turn back the clock on your fine lines and wrinkles.

Meet the Practice

Drs. Steve Koo, Thomas Weil, and William Shepard are the board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Piney Point OMS in Houston. They are proud to offer BOTOX® to help patients enjoy smoother, more youthful skin. If you have questions about what to expect with this anti-aging treatment, our team would be happy to chat with you. Contact our office at 713-783-5560.

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